Nigeria (Landmark University) Son Kwara State Seeks Collaboration With Landmark

On Tuesday, 30th August 2022, the Landmark University Management ably led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu received the Kwara State’s Coordinator of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Mr Feyisayo Ayeni, who was in the company of his heads of units, on a courtesy and partnership visit to the University.

Speaking on their visit, the State Coordinator, who upon his assumption of office was determined to position Kwara State’s economy for global competitiveness by ensuring a better standard, quality products, and strong analysis of research for industrial growth in the state, has been seeking the collaboration of higher institutions of learning within the state to draw technical expertise to the SON’s processes and procedures. The drive, according to him, was intentionally targeted at bridging the gap between the knowledge base of universities and the producing industries for all-round growth in the state. He emphasized the significance of the strategic collaboration which he said will enhance their organizational capacity towards realizing their vision of improving life through standardization and quality assurance.

In her response, the Vice-Chancellor noted the aptness of the strategic collaboration visit which she said signposted an alignment with the University’s drive to fulfilling its community impact mandate. She said the move of SON to identify more effective collaboration and synergy for result-oriented and seamless operations was a reawakening of the consciousness of the significant role of Universities which has become crucial for the overall good of the nation’s economy and the safety of its people. She expressed the readiness of the University for the collaboration in view of its deliverables to nation-building.

Earlier, the Registrar, Miss Adefunke Oyinloye, while welcoming the Coordinator and his entourage to the University noted the openness of the University to collaborations that add value to the visionary drive of the University. She said

The meeting rounded off with an interactive session between the two teams that opened up grey areas that would be considered for improvement as both teams looked at a progressive collaboration to promote standardized products.

In attendance were the Landmark University Deans of Colleges and Directors which included the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Babatunde Adebesin; Dean, College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Professor Ayodele Adebiyi; Dean, College of Engineering, Professor John Ojediran; Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr Olayinka Alabi; Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Dr Ben-Caleb Egbide; Director, Financial Services, Mr Christopher Fatiregun; Director, Centre for Learning and Resources, Dr Ayooluwa Aregbesola; Director, Physical Planning and Development, Engr Oluwafemi Daodu; and the HOD, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Dr Abiodun Okunola. In the entourage of the SON’s Kwara State Coordinator were the Head of Food/CODEX, Mrs Abiola Bayero; Head of Protocol, Sensitization and Awareness, Engr. Ayobami Popoola; and Head of Planning and Research, Mr Toba Ahmed.